A petition on the White House website to request that President Trump work with Congress to pass legislation allowing all American farmers to grow hemp again is building momentum, but it needs your support!
So Far, more than 20,000 people have signed the petition but it’ll need about 80,000 more signatures by February 19 to earn an official response from the White House.
Here’s the text of the petition:
Industrial hemp was once a dominant crop on the American landscape. This hardy and renewable resource was refined for various industrial applications, including paper, textiles, and cordage. Unfortunately hemp was conflated with marijuana but hemp can’t be used as a drug.
Over time, the use of industrial hemp has evolved into an even greater variety of products, including health foods, body care, clothing, auto parts, construction materials, biofuels, plastic composites and more.
Farmers in Europe, Canada and China all grow hemp and over $600 million in imported hemp products were sold in the USA in 2016. Congress has 2 bipartisan bills which would bring back hemp farming and create rural jobs. We request that President Trump work with Congress to pass hemp legislation in 2017.
Please join us and sign this petition today. It’s an important step in keeping the pressure on all decision-makers in Washington, D.C. to create rational policies around hemp.